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ID Card Maker Machines

ID card making machines, also called ID card printers, are used to create many of the cards and credentials you use every day including gym cards, grocery store and retail cards, employee IDs, student IDs and more!

ID Card Making Machines

ID Card Making Machines

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ID Card Maker Machines

ID card making machines, also called ID card printers, are used to create many of the cards and credentials you use every day including gym cards, grocery store and retail cards, employee IDs, student IDs and more!

Why use ID Maker Machines?

An ID badge making machine is an essential part of many organizational efforts to be secure while providing employees and members easy access to the workplace and other restricted areas. Workplace IDs are commonly used in offices, healthcare buildings, military areas, police departments, casinos, schools, universities and many other professional organizations. The way this is done is with an ID maker machine that prints IDs to be used by cardholder members. IDs from card maker machines function as more than just identification, as they have specific encoding that grants access to buildings and other areas that are restricted to public access. IDs can serve various other purposes including member identification, cardholder rewards, visitor management, visitor tracking and more.

How to Use ID Cards?

Consider some of the ways we use ID cards these days. Many people carry gym membership cards which contain a barcode that you scan with a card reader before entering the facility. Some corporate offices require employees to carry proximity cards to gain access to office buildings, or smart cards to log onto company computers and networks. Colleges and universities use multifunctional student ID cards with magnetic stripe encoding to store meal plan information, check out books from the library, and grant access to a student recreation center. Cards are typically swiped, or access can be granted when the card comes into close proximity to a reader.

Imagine a printer that can produce ID cards for any or all of those applications, and many more. Such ID Card Making Machines exist, and they're playing a significant role in the day to day operations of countless businesses, schools, and organizations.

What is the Cost of an ID Making Machine?

The cost of ID printers varies greatly and while an important thing to consider when purchasing a new machine, the cost is not the most important criteria to take into account. Purchasing an ID machine should be considered a long-term investment, so it is wiser to consider the size and scope of the program before the price. The amount of ID cards that will be printed is a very important thing to recognize. If hundreds or thousands of IDs will be printed yearly, it is recommended to get a machine with larger printing capabilities.

The actual cost for low-volume card printers such as the Magicard Pronto, for small card-printing needs, starts at under $1000. Bigger card programs that require more capable systems such as the Magicard 600 start at over $2000. One the cheaper end a printer can be purchased for under $1,000 and can cost several thousand dollars depending on the needs of the card program and features of the machine.

The actual cost for low-volume card printers such as the Magicard Pronto, for small card-printing needs, starts at under $1000. Bigger card programs that require more capable systems, such as the Magicard 600, start at over $2000. On the cheaper end a printer can be purchased for under $1,000 and can cost several thousand dollars depending on the needs of the card program and features of the machine.

Other popular models between $1,000 and $2,000:

What are the Most Common Card Printing Machines?

If your organization is looking to implement an ID card solution, there are a number of options to choose from. AlphaCard offers ID card printers, ID card software, and complete photo ID systems from the industry's top manufacturers. Shop ID card machines by special features:

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